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Will Kindles kill libraries?

This week, OverDrive itself will host its own conference to help libraries deal with a massive onslaught of patrons clamoring to check out books on their Kindles. Can embattled public institutions handle such a drastic change?
In this corner: libraries struggling to bring in patrons. In the other: Kindles looking to expand their market. Will it be a bloodbath, or can they hug it out?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 29, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock

This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock


Another week at the Phoenix, another issue crammed with information -- specifically, The Information (but not that The Information).Plus, Carly Carioli explains net neutrality in...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 10, 2011
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Infopocalypse: The cost of too much data

At any given time, federal agencies use more electronic storage units than could fill every NFL stadium from Oakland to Foxboro.
Meet big government's next big problem: Digital Overload.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2010
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The Book of Clouds

A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 12, 2010
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Musician + Author = Crap

On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

State e-mail retrieval: $36K + 1 year — or free, and right now

Happily, the estimated $36,000 cost state officials told a reporter it would cost to retrieve certain e-mails sent to or from Kurt Adams when he was chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission turns out to have been a gross overstatement.
Bureaufusion Concratic Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2010